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    ‘The Deep Blue Sea’ To Close BFI London Film Festival

    Schoolboy euphemisms aside, there are presumably worse predicaments to find yourself in than being bookended by Rachel Weisz. No sooner had the organisers of the London Film Festival announced that one of Weisz’s forthcoming films would open the proceedings, Fernando Meirelles' “360,” when Empire got word that the actress’ long-awaited lead performance in Terence Davies’ “The Deep Blue Sea” will close out the festival. As is usually the case for the LFF, they’re cherry-picking the best of what’s on offer elsewhere. Both “360” and “The Deep Blue Sea” will premiere at Toronto in September, and the latter will also crop up at the San Sebasti...

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    Indie Rock Jazzbos Tortoise Score 'Blair Witch' Director Eduardo Sánchez's 'Lovely Molly'

    If you were on a college campus or were hip to what's cool in the mid-nineties, you knew about Tortoise. The Chicago-based indie band fused krautrock, jazz, electronica and god knows what else into a unique instrumental stew that inspired legions of imitators as well as a devoted following that continues to this day. To be honest, we haven't really kept up with the band since Standards but their self-titled debut and its followup Millions Now Living Will Never Die are staples for any record collection. The band have continued to evolve over the years adding new shades and dimensions to their sound, and now, they've added a film score to their...

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    Watch Trailer For Alicia Keys' Directing Debut In "Five"

    Alicia Keys makes her directing debut with the segment "Lili" in the Lifetime Channel TV movie Five premiering on the network October 10. The film, which is made of of five short film all by different directors, chronicles the struggles of five different women dealing with the devastating news that ...

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    Aussie Model Gemma Ward Joins Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’

    Update: Variety reports that Aussie teen actor Callan McAuliffe has joined the film playing the younger version of DiCaprio's Gatsby.

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    Never Say Die: Theatrical Subscription Service MoviePass Tries Again

    If at first you don't succeed...MoviePass, a New York-based all-you-can-watch flat-rate monthly subscription service, is trying a new iteration of its plan to shake up the theater industry the way that Netflix changed DVD rentals. Initially the service to be launched in June in 21 San Francisco thea...

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    Can Egypt's Revolution Spark a New Film Wave?

    Can Egypt's Revolution Spark a New Film Wave?

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    David Koepp To Write Johnny Depp's 'The Thin Man' Remake

    With "The Lone Ranger" not so much riding into the sunset as being shot dead at high noon by the folks over at Disney, Johnny Depp will have to find something else to do and seems to be using the new space in his calendar to get one of the many projects he has in development moving.

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    Watch: First Look At 'Wilde Salome' Presented By Al Pacino & His Awesome Headband

    Geez, with the Venice Film Festival kicking off tomorrow, it looks like PR teams have decided to turn all of their faucets of images and clips on at the same time. So here's another sneak peek, but this time of a movie we haven't really heard all that much about.

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    Watch: Melodramatic & Very Funny Teaser Trailer For Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘Alps'

    “It’s darker and funnier. It goes to each extreme a little bit more,” director Yorgos Lanthimos said about "Alps" earlier this year. The first teaser trailer for the film has landed at IndieWire and, as claimed, it's both dark and hilarious.

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    Watch: Brad Gets Gets The Answer He Wants & Cage Won't Kiss Kidman In 'Moneyball' & 'Trespass' Clips

    Okay, so these don't really go together at all, but whatever, two birds with one stone. Deal with it.

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